WKA Man. Cup rounds 5/6 on tap this weekend at New Castle

NEW CASTLE, Ind. — The World Karting Association’s Vega Tire Manufacturers Cup Series presented by Summit Racing Equipment enters the second half of its 2022 campaign this weekend with rounds five and six at the famed New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana.

Following successful opening events at Daytona in December and Charlotte in March, the series heads to the Midwest for the annual New Castle rounds that include two complete days of racing Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15.  

Qualifying for each race day will start competition Friday afternoon following three rounds of morning practice. Qualifying for Saturday’s program will take place between 1:30 and 3:00pm Friday with Sunday’s qualifying going off between 3:15 and 5pm. 

Teams will have a final opportunity to work out any bugs with a quick 7-minute practice both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Pre-finals will start just before 9:30am each day with finals following at 1pm.

Click here for this weekend’s detailed schedule.

A full slate of 4-cycle and 2-cycle classes are on the card, comprising LO206 Cadet, Junior, Senior 360# and Senior 375# for 4-cycle; Micro Swift, Mini Swift, KA Junior and KA Senior for 2-cycle; Ignite Junior, Senior and Masters for the Margay racers; plus Kid Kart Comer Saturday and Briggs 206 Kid Kart on Sunday.  

Margay’s Ignite Iron Man 60 endurance race will be held Saturday afternoon, scheduled to go off just before 5pm. Click here for more info on the Iron Man 60 for Ignite racers.

The track layout is a 19-turn reverse version of NCMP’s approximate 1-mile course. Click here to view.

Point leaders entering New Castle are the following:

Points Leader
Second Place
206 Kid Kart
Parker Stewart
Elam Stoner -0 (tied)
206 Cadet
Isaac Malcuit
Carter McMurray -80
206 Junior
Nash Gierke
Addison Ianniello -77
CIK 206 360#
Colin Warren
James Overbeck -45
CIK 206 375#
Adam Maxwell
Mick Gabriel -110
Kid Kart Comer
Keegan Chance
Anthony Mazzuoccolo -85
Micro Swift
AJ Stoner
Travis Pettit -130
Mini Swift
Isaac Malcuit
Carter McMurray -185
KA Junior
Adam Brickley
Mateo Naranjo -50
KA Senior
Gavin Bayliff
Finnegan Bayliff -313
Ignite Junior
Jaiden Beckman
Isaac Wells -60
Ignite Senior
Reid Sweeney
Gavin Bayliff -55
Ignite Masters
Michael Burton
Mike Stephenson -50

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